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dc.contributor.authorSharkey, Sarah-Kate G., 1979-
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-24T21:52:21Z
dc.date.available2005-08-24T21:52:21Z
dc.date.issued2005-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/1246
dc.descriptionExamining committee chair: Renee Irvin, Ph.D.en
dc.descriptionA print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: KNIGHT HD62.6 S53 2005
dc.description.abstractEvaluation can enable nonprofits to more effectively compete for performance-based funds and improve programs. Limited resources for internal evaluation and shortcomings of external evaluation, however, challenge the sector’s capability for accountability and self-reflection. Several foundations have responded by incorporating empowerment evaluation into their grantmaking. The evaluation approach builds on a history of participatory and collaborative methods, and aims to increase evaluation capacity by coaching agencies to take ownership of the process. This study explores the practice and outcomes of these empowerment evaluation partnerships through telephone interviews with foundation personnel , nonprofit staff, and evaluation coaches from across the country. Results demonstrate that nonprofits have acquired only partial ownership of the process, leading to mixed outcomes that are limited by resources and vary depending upon the culture and capacity of the agency. Foundations interested in empowerment evaluation are advised to first assess the grantee’s readiness and the foundation’s goals.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDepartment of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregonen
dc.subjectEmpowerment evaluationen
dc.subjectNonprofit organizationsen
dc.subjectFoundationsen
dc.subjectEndowments
dc.subjectEvaluationsen
dc.subjectNonprofit evaluationsen
dc.titleAn Exploration of Foundation and Nonprofit Partnerships in Empowerment Evaluationen
dc.typeThesisen


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